Joseph Mera

Associate Director of Accounting and Finance Services for the UCF Foundation.

Joseph started his professional career with Wet’n Wild Inc.  As the Food and Beverage Supervisor of the world’s first water themed park, Joseph managed 5 restaurants and 7 portable food outlets throughout the park generating over $2.5 Million annual revenue.

He then moved on to The BNY Mellon Corporation, working in the Master Trust department of the Investment Management Services division.  Joseph’s responsibilities were to audit and manage high profile investment portfolios totaling $36 Billion in Assets.

After deciding to become more involved in the financial decision making of a company, Joseph worked with CFI/Westgate as a Senior Financial Analyst.  He worked directly with senior executives on expansion projects and financial planning, with the most recent project being the Planet Hollywood Westgate Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada; a $750 Million 50-Story Vacation Ownership and Condominium Tower.

Currently, Joseph is working with the University of Central Florida Foundation where he oversees the endowments and manages their invested interests.  He is currently working with other departments and members of the executive board to increase the endowment size through effective investment allocation and strategic planning.  As of June 30th, 2010, the UCF Foundation’s endowments totaled $108 Million.